Porsche 911 Turbo 964 1994 – USA

Kiedy Martin Lawrence i Will Smith połączyli siły w „Bad Boys” z 1995 roku, film wypadł tak dobrze, że postanowiono nakręcić kolejne 2 części. Dość nieoczekiwanie, w sercach fanów na stale miejsce zajęło Porsche 964 Turbo, jeden z najfajniejszych samochodów w filmie. Była to bez wątpienia idealna fura dla dwóch gorących detektywów z Miami, ale co ciekawe, było to wówczas prywatne auto reżysera, Michaela Bay’a, który jest fanem motoryzacji i jak powiedział kiedyś magazynowi Car and Driver: „Studio nie chciało wynająć samochodu, a my nie mieliśmy pieniędzy, żeby taki samochód wynająć. Porsche też nie chciało wspierać filmu”. Teraz ten egzemplarz pojawia się na aukcji Kissimmee w USA. Jeden jednym z zaledwie 1427 wyprodukowanych i zarazem jednym z mniej niż 350 wprowadzonych na rynek amerykański w 1994 roku. Wykończony w kolorze czarnym z czarnym, skórzanym wnętrzem, został poddany renowacji przez Body Motion w New Jersey w 2006 roku. Posiada francuską przednią tablicę rejestracyjną widzianą w filmie „447 DB 75”, a na tylnej tabliczce widnieje napis „BAD BYS1”. W komplecie z Certyfikatem Autentyczności Porsche i Certyfikatem Autentyczności Filmu, samochód wyceniony został na 1,5 – 1,7 miliona dolarów, a licytowany będzie w sobotę 15 stycznia 2021 roku na Florydzie.


LOT S164 KISSIMMEE 2022 JAN 6-16
Featured in the Hit 1995 Film 'Bad Boys’

Engine: 3.6L/355 HP
Trans: 5-Speed
Color: Black
Interior: Black

$1,500,000 – $1,700,000

Featured in Columbia Pictures’ 1995 Film „Bad Boys” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence
1 of less than 350 produced for the US market in 1994
Final year for rear wheel drive in the Porsche 964 Turbo
Shown at the Porsche Experience in Atlanta, Georgia for 8 months in 2020
2017 1st place Amelia island werks reunion
2016 Jay Peak Concours d’Elegance 1st place and Zuffenhausen award
2015 French Lick Porsche Parade Restoration 1st place and Weissach award
2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance 1st place winner
Red carpet appearance for “Bad Boys for Life” premier January 2020
French front plate that reads 447 DB 75, rear plate reads BAD BYS1
Restoration and Service Performed by Body Motion in New Jersey in 2006
Show preparation performed by Road Scholars in 2020
Turbocharged 3.6L 6-cylinder engine
5-speed manual transmission
VDO gauges
Air conditioning
Radio/Cassette player
Whale tail spoiler
Finished in Black with Black leather interior
4-Wheel disc brakes
Drilled rotors
5-spoke speedline aluminum wheels
34,396 miles
Owned by film director Michael Bay then sold to film producer Pat Sandstone
Purchased from Sandstone by the current owner in 2005
Sold to the Matthew Drendel collection in 2008
Purchased back from the Drendel collection in 2014 by the current owner
Porsche Certificate of authenticity
Movie Certificate of authenticity

When Martin Lawrence and Will Smith teamed up in 1995’s “Bad Boys,” the film did so well it turned into a franchise delivering three movies so far. Consummate professionals, Lawrence and Smith bring a lot to any project they work on, and while the cast of “Bad Boys” was comprised of a number of like-minded professionals, the Porsche 964 Turbo earned itself an unexpected spot as one of the coolest characters in the movie, also delivering a hugely professional performance. And now, nearly 30 years later, that very same car is set to be a star once again as it joins the Mecum Kissimmee 2022 lineup this January.

Introduced in France in 1989, the Porsche 911 type 964 was a vast departure from previous 911s, offering better power delivery—especially in the case of the turbo—a refined chassis and suspension, power steering and a host of other improvements. Porsche claimed that something along the lines of 85% of the new type 964 911 was all new. Critics and 911 fans alike all praised the 964 for its vastly improved handling characteristics and more linear acceleration, again, especially in the case of the turbo. It was a much nimbler car, easier to drive and enjoy, demanding less from its drivers and delivering more in the process. The styling was unmistakably 911, but with a more sophisticated, modern edge.

Nearing the end of its production, by 1994, the 964 911 Turbo was generating 355 HP from its 3.6L flat 6-cylinder engine, sprinting from 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds flat, finishing the quarter-mile in just over 12 seconds and topping out around 175 MPH, according to Porsche. It was without a doubt the perfect ride for two hotshot detectives in Miami investigating the disappearance of confiscated mafia drugs, as depicted in the original “Bad Boys.”

Director Michael Bay is a car guy who fully understands the importance of the right car in the right situation, which is why he chose this 1994 Porsche 964 911 Turbo as the vehicle of choice for the hero detectives in “Bad Boys.” Bay was already a car collector, and this was Bay’s personal car. Bay once told Car and Driver magazine, “The studio didn’t want to rent a car and we didn’t have the money to rent one. And Porsche didn’t want to support the movie.” As such, he turned to his own fleet and picked this 911 to use, the car setting the tone of the film right out of the gate and reasserting itself throughout as a movie character supporting the efforts of Smith and Lawrence.

The movie was originally set to be filmed in New York, but various reasons brought production to Miami, Florida – it’s largely been thought that, due to the seasons, Miami was much more inviting from a climate standpoint. But, Miami also offered a number of fantastic backdrops and driving roads along with waterways to allow speedboats to join in the fun. All things considered, there is a serious “Miami Vice” feel to the movie—something that, again, the 911 Turbo fits well into.

One of only 1,427 built, less than 350 were imported to the American market in 1994. Interestingly, too, the 964 911 Turbo is the last rear-wheel drive Turbo model, with subsequent versions using an all-wheel drive platform. Despite the older design of rear-wheel drive, the 964 offered superb driving dynamics, as evidenced in the movie where the car delivered chase scenes that honor all the standards, including “Bullitt” and “Ronin.” Plenty of fancy camera work and very capable stunt driving were employed to create some fantastic maneuvers that are likely impossible in reality, but the magic takes the audience back to the thrill of it all, turning regular people into car fanatics who just have to have that car.

Bay’s former 964 911 wears VIN 410, and has been verified as having been owned by Bay at the time of shooting “Bad Boys.” It was next owned by producer Pat Sandstone, who also worked on “Bad Boys,” and later Matthew Drendel, a well-known collector and Porsche fanatic. A quick internet search engine sweep will reveal not only extensive information and discussions about the movie, Bay, Smith and Lawrence, but of the 964 itself, with some interesting threads revealing many people became Porsche fans after seeing the movie. More interesting still, a few threads discuss having lost interest in 911s, though their awareness and excitement for the brand were rekindled after seeing “Bad Boys.”

Finished in black with a black leather interior, VIN 410 received restoration work by Body Motion in New Jersey in 2006 and show preparation by Road Scholars in 2020. Featuring the French front license plate seen in the movie reading, “447 DB 75,” the rear plate reads “BAD BYS1.” Powered by the 3.6L 6-cyliner engine and 5-speed manual transmission, the car is equipped with VDO gauges, air conditioning, an AM/FM/Cassette stereo system and a sunroof, among other accoutrements. Unmistakably 911, the whale tail spoiler and wide rear fender flares drive home the point that this was absolutely one of the world’s finest sports cars available at the time, and it still performs like few others today. Speed is scrubbed off courtesy of 4-wheel disc brakes with cross-drilled rotors and black Porsche-branded calipers behind 5-spoke aluminum Speedline wheels. Having covered just 34,396 miles from new, Michael Bay sold the car to Pat Sandstone who sold it to the current owner in 2005. Matthew Drendel bought the car in 2008, and in 2014, the current owner bought the car back from the Drendel Collection.

Complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a Movie Certificate of Authenticity, the car was a First Place Winner at the 2014 Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance, received a First Place Award at the 2015 French Lick Porsche Parade, earned the Weissach Award, the Zuffenhausen Award, won First Place at the 2016 Jay Peak Concours d’Elegance and claimed yet another First Place at the 2017 Amelia Island Concours Werks Reunion. Just like its co-stars, Smith and Lawrence, the “Bad Boys” Porsche 964 911 Turbo aims to deliver excellence.